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Butt, John

Works: 115 works in 457 publications in 6 languages and 14,065 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Masses  History  Dictionaries  Live sound recordings  Requiems  Musical settings  Motets  Offertories (Music)  Anthems 
Roles: Author, Performer, Conductor, Instrumentalist, Editor, Singer, Originator, Writer of accompanying material, Publishing director, Speaker, wst, Creator
Classifications: M2010, 782.3238
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Most widely held works by John Butt
J.S. Bach( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Want to know everything about Bach and his music but are afraid to look? Fear no longer. In this impressive first volume of a new series from Oxford University Press, music researchers and aficionados alike will find information on every imaginable topic relating to Bach. Detailed, technical, and authoritative, over 1,000 alphabetically arranged entries cover Bach's life, family, pupils, and patrons as well as musical and technical terms. The lengthier essays cover his major works, compositions, recordings, and impact on various musical traditions. Current Bach festivals are also noted. The text is enriched with illustrations of Bach, his family tree, and manuscripts. An extremely useful annotated list of Bach's compositions by category and title completes the volume. This compilation is destined to be a standard source for years to come."---"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
The Cambridge companion to Bach by John Butt( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cambridge Companion to Bach goes beyond a basic life-and-works study to provide a late twentieth-century perspective on J.S. Bach the man and composer. Benefiting from the insights and research of some of the most distinguished Bach scholars, this Companion covers cultural, social and religious contexts, surveys and analyses Bach's compositional style, traces his influence, and considers the performance and reception of his music through the succeeding generations"--
Playing with history : the historical approach to musical performance by John Butt( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do we feel the need to perform music in an historically informed style, and is this need related to wider cultural concerns? In the most ambitious study of the topic to date, John Butt sums up recent debates on the nature of the early music movement and historically informed performance, calling upon a seemingly inexhaustible fund of ideas gleaned from historical musicology, analytic philosophy, literary theory, historiography and theories of modernism and postmodernism. He develops the critical views of both supporters and detractors of the movement, while claiming ultimately that it has more intellectual and artistic potential than its detractors may have assumed. He also asks whether the phenomenon of historically informed performance reflects changes in the culture of western music and how it, in turn, may have influenced that culture, particularly in regard to such issues as the status of the composer, the work, intentionality and notation."--Jacket
The Cambridge history of seventeenth-century music( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While this history does not depart entirely from the traditional study of musical works and their composers, there is a strong emphasis on the institutions, cultures & politics of the age, together with an interrogation of the ways in which music related to contemporary arts, sciences & beliefs.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Bach interpretation : articulation marks in primary sources of J.S. Bach by John Butt( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is a comprehensive assessment of J.S. Bach's use of articulation marks (i.e. slurs and dots) in the large body of primary sources. Dr Butt analyses the role of such markings within the compositional process, how they relate to the norms of articulation of the period, and how they might assist us in a deeper understanding and evaluation of Bach's style
Requiem ; Messe basse by Gabriel Fauré( )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in Latin and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music education and the art of performance in the German baroque by John Butt( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

4 editions published in 2014 in Latin and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Never performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra before, and rarely heard in concert at all, the Requiem by Antonín Dvořák captured on this CD from a live concert seems a near-forgotten masterpiece. Dvořák scholar Gervase Hughes cites this work for four soloists, chorus and orchestra as one of the composer's finest sacred creations, 'a deeply moving expression of faith on the part of a composer whose religious conviction never wavered'"--Container
Bach's dialogue with modernity : perspectives on the passions by John Butt( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bach's passions and the construction of early modern subjectivities -- Bach's passions and the textures of time -- The hermeneutic perspective : negotiating the poles of faith and suspicion -- The voices we hear and the construction of narrative authority -- Between rhetoric and dialectic : Bach's inventive stance
Coronation anthems : Dixit Dominus by George Frideric Handel( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obras de organo by Juan Cabanilles( )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performed by John Butt at the Greg Harrold Spanish-style organ of the O'Neill Collection of the University of California, Berkeley
Il primo libro di capricci by Girolamo Frescobaldi( )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primo libro di capricci. Orgue. No (II) . Frescobaldi, Girolamo
Keyboard fantasias by Georg Philipp Telemann( )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magnificat ; Christmas cantata 63 by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

3 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dunedin Consort recreates Bach's first Christmas at Leipzig, the recording opens with a Gabrieli motet and includes organ preludes and a seasonal congregational chorale. It has given listeners an interpretation that will provide a refreshing outlook on this masterpiece and will show the the album in a completely new light. Vocals sung in German and Latin
Sonatas for violin and harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2015 and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a : / : original Cannons performing version (1718) by George Frideric Handel( )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conductor Helmuth Rilling has won both fan and critical acclaim for his interpretations of Bach's works. Now the Bach expert is joined by the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart and a cast of talented young soloists for dynamic recording of Bach's Mass in B Minor
Complete works for organ by Edward Elgar( )

10 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

4 editions published in 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthems and instrumental works by Orlando Gibbons( )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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J.S. Bach
Alternative Names

Butt, John A. 1960-

John Butt musician/musicologist

John Butt musicien et musicologue britannique

English (137)

Latin (20)

German (7)

French (7)

Spanish (2)

Italian (1)

The Cambridge companion to BachPlaying with history : the historical approach to musical performanceThe Cambridge history of seventeenth-century musicBach interpretation : articulation marks in primary sources of J.S. BachMusic education and the art of performance in the German baroqueBach's dialogue with modernity : perspectives on the passions